Framed examples of the rhipheus moth feature prominently in many enthusiasts collections. Adorning the pages of most butterfly and moth collecting books, many collectors consider it a staple of a good display. The rhipheus moth is famous worldwide for its vibrancy and colours.
Many older sources misspell the species name as “ripheus”. It is very colourful, though the iridescent parts of the wings do not contain any pigment. Like other brightly coloured butterflies and moths, the colours originate from optical interference. This is when light refracts between the tiny layers of scales in their wings.
Adult rhipheus moths have a typical wingspan of 2.8-3.5 inches (7–9cm).
Our framed rhipheus moth specimens have been sourced responsibly. Find out more about where we source our butterflies and moths from.